The SCION Next-generation Secure Internet Architecture
Speaker: Adrian Perrig Professor (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Date: 2015. 2. 16, (Mon) 17:00~18:00
Location: 우정관 (Woojung Building), 604 lecture room, Korea University
The Internet has been successful beyond even the most optimistic expectations. It permeates and intertwines with almost all aspects of our society and economy. However, much to our dismay, the current state of safety and availability of the Internet is far from commensurate given its importance.
The Internet has not been designed for high availability in the face of malicious actions by adversaries. Recent patches to improve Internet security and availability have been constrained by the current Internet architecture, business models, and legal aspects. Moreover, there are fundamental design decisions of the current Internet that inherently complicate secure operation. Given the diverse nature of constituents in today's Internet, another important challenge is how to scale authentication of entities to a global environment.
To address these issues, they study the design of a next-generation Internet that is secure, available, and offers privacy by design; that provides appropriate incentives for a transition to the new architecture; and that considers economic and policy issues at the design stage. Such a research environment offers a bonanza for security researchers: a critically important problem space with a medley of challenges to address, and unfettered freedom to think creatively in the absence of limiting constraints. Once they know how good a network could be, they can then engage in incorporating these ideas into the current Internet or study strategies for transition to a next-generation network.
Adrian Perrig is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland, where he leads the network security group. He was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science (courtesy) at Carnegie Mellon University; From 2007 to 2012. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University under the guidance of J. D. Tygar, and spent three years during his Ph.D. degree at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, IBM faculty fellowships in 2004 and 2005, the Sloan research fellowship in 2006, the Security 7 award in the category of education by the Information Security Magazine in 2009, the Benjamin Richard Teare teaching award in 2011, and the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award in 2013. Adrian's research revolves around building secure systems -- in particular secure future Internet architectures.